Sikorsky Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fortune 100 Company, matching 401k, health benefits and life insurance, great Employee Scholar program, many training opportunities, parent company is United Technologies so you can apply to jobs all around the world, family day is nice because you can bring your family to see helicopters.

    Cons

    The financial analyst role was more a PowerPoint and report analyst position. About 90% of the job entailed a routine of having to get reports and powerpoints ready by a certain day and certain hour. There was not much financial analyzing in this role. Except that the numbers shouldn't be drastically off otherwise it might be a formula error. Also while work life balance is talked about it is not encouraged in reality. More projects are expected in the same amount of time. Also while there is really good people you work with many of the meetings are stuffy and pretentious. Very political organization and much nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Success is not determined by the amount of PowerPoints you deliver.

  2. Tough to be a female and get anywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great company with great parent - UTC. Great benefits

    Cons

    Male oriented and as long as you know your place as a female you can work just do not challenge the good ole boys.

  3. Very Stable PLace to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very good and there are alot of summer intern programs and lunchs.

    Cons

    Some of the manufacturing employees are low energy and dont do alot of work.

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  5. Great first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employee scholar program is the best program available, the product we make is unmatched in how cool it really is, interns get paid well and have the opportunity to join full-time

    Cons

    Communication is terrible throughout, employees aren't able to express their creativity, union v. salary issues, need to be very proactive and change jobs to move up

  6. OK Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was close to home

    Cons

    Management, Hours, Engineering, Work/ Life balance, and that's it

  7. Great people, stifling workplace

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Stratford, CT
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity for personal and career growth for interns. The people there are warm and friendly, and I felt like a part of the team.

    Cons

    The intern project was out of scope and I had little to no management. I was divided from my intern peers and I had limited access to resources that could help me. I felt as though while the experience I gained in overseeing my project was valuable, it wasn't the kind of technical growth I was looking for. The limited exposure I had to other departments felt stifling. I also am not a fan of the traditional cubicle setting.

  8. Final Assembly Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Final Assembly Supervisor in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Final Assembly Supervisor in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benfits, Great pay, Good people.

    Cons

    Goverment Controlled, union sucks. Hr does not support Supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Take back the floor.

  9. Let your career hover at Sikorsky!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to start as Sikorsky looks good on any resume.

    Their Employee Scholar Program is a great way to get your masters degree and they will pay for it!

    Week 52 is closed for factory shut down, so essentially another week of vacation.

    Can move around departments and UTC to advanced your career and get a change of pace. You'll need to do this if you ever want to earn more $.

    Decent medical benefits, dental was just OK.

    Some really cool products and undoubtedly make the best helicopter available.

    Cons

    When you take a job here, make sure to negotiate your salary really high as UTC rarely gives out raises. Expect a raise and review every 18 months and the pay bump to be about 0 - 2 % increase. Most people will end up leaving as their pay is no longer in the competitive market.

    Union runs the company and there is a great "us vs them" mentality. If you do anything with the union, expect a few "tunbacks" or grievances issued against you. UTC as a whole needs to review this toxic relationship.

    Layoffs a plenty - estimate one per year. HR and the company never seem to have a correct amount of workers but it seems overtime is always given out.

    Advancement is not realistic here. Expect to work in your role for 7 - 10 years before being considered for a promotion.

    Nepotism is common. Expect to see departments where 5 people all have the same surname and treat their department like some secret society. Thus, like the other reviews, and "old boys" club is clear and present here. That being said, Sikorsky seemed to be hyper focused on hiring minorities for all managerial jobs without looking at qualifications.

  10. Good place to create foundation in Industry

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    Current Intern - Design Intern in Stratford, CT
    Current Intern - Design Intern in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent graduate education program
    great starting salary (average)
    all engineers willing to provide assistance in time of need

    Cons

    long process to increase salary
    long process to "move up" in organizational chart

    Advice to Management

    value the work of your worker(s) much more

  11. discuraging place to work

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    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pays ok.. coworkers are great, enviroment can be negative often times

    Cons

    management is horrible and they keep adding layers of management because someones son or daughter needs a job!

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